Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info which site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any content they input in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from some other dealer and regardless of the shared hosting plan which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any data which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the Internet site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is very easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a few clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work as you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be secure and any client will feel certain that their info shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.